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Brainfluence Podcast: Who Do YOU Want to Hear From?

Brainfluence Podcast: Who Do YOU Want to Hear From?

In a few weeks, we’ll be launching The Brainfluence Podcast. Each week, I’ll talk to an interesting person in the field of marketing, neuroscience, behavior/psychology, user experience, customer experience, behavioral economics, conversion optimization – pretty much any and all of the diverse topics we cover here at Neuromarketing.

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Can You Double Your Clicks with the Jeopardy Effect?

Can You Double Your Clicks with the Jeopardy Effect?

Do you want more clicks on your tweets? Or, on your marketing links in emails or ads? Or, if you are a blogger, journalist, or content writer, could you do with more traffic to your articles? A new study by researchers at the BI Norwegian Business School demonstrates that phrasing headlines in a particular way [...]

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What Monkeys Teach Us About Social Media

What Monkeys Teach Us About Social Media

A social media platform like Twitter is a kind of social science laboratory that can be sliced in various ways. (For some serious social media slicing and dicing, check out the work of my friend Dan Zarrella.) Traditional community dynamics apply – there are high-status individuals who have legions of followers and wield considerable influence, [...]

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Forget Spock’s Logic, Sell to Kirk’s Emotions

Forget Spock’s Logic, Sell to Kirk’s Emotions

It’s time to ask Neuromarketing readers for a little help – please vote for our panel at South by Southwest 2013, Forget Spock’s Logic, Sell to Kirk’s Emotions>! We’ve got a super lineup for the panel:

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The End of Brainwashing

The End of Brainwashing

Here’s a story within a story, and it begins and ends with my (mostly virtual) friend Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual. Solis began things by posting a photo of my book on Posterous, tagging it as an item on his summer reading list. Solis then linked to that post on [...]

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Bigger Brain = Social Media Success

Bigger Brain = Social Media Success

Hiring a social media manager or a salesperson? Maybe you should have the finalists’ brains scanned in an fMRI. A larger orbital prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with decision-making and cognitive processing, has been shown to correlate with greater social skills, according to a study by a team of UK researchers. Among [...]

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Pubcon Discount, See Cialdini (and me)

Pubcon Discount, See Cialdini (and me)

Pubcon 2012 (Las Vegas, October 16 – 18, 2012), the big gathering of digital marketers and web site operators of all kinds, has a persuasion theme this year! Primary keynote speaker will be Robert Cialdini, author of the classic Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, among others. [...]

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Can Mountain Dew Make You Smarter than Pinot Noir?

Can Mountain Dew Make You Smarter than Pinot Noir?

When can a Mountain Dew make you smarter than a glass of a nice Pinot Noir? Well, beyond the short-term cognitive boost from the caffeine-rich soft drink, being seen holding a glass of wine can reduce your intelligence – not in real terms, but in the eyes of others. As I posted on Forbes.com the [...]

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Marketing Lessons from Nigerian Scammers

Marketing Lessons from Nigerian Scammers

Email scam artists often include references to Nigeria in their emails, despite the fact that these efforts are often called “Nigerian scams.” Microsoft research shows that this approach may increase the profitability of the scams.

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